Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Today’s Dog Treat Recipe

SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS
Did you know?
Sweet Potatoes
are one of nature’s nearly perfect foods. Sweet potatoes are so healthy they should be fed to your dog daily! Health benefits include; contain potent antioxidants to aid in healing, cancer prevention, and fighting the effects of aging. They are rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium and are a source of dietary fiber to help with those dreaded loose stools. They also contain valuable anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Mint is known to be a natural antidepressant for dogs and also contains antipruritic or anti-itch properties. Mint helps in oral care as it is germicidal and as well as a breath freshener.

Sweet Potato & Mint

SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS
1 medium to large cooked, mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup wholemeal (whole wheat) flour
1/4 – 1/2 cup water (adjust liquid according to size of potato used)
1 tbsp. fresh mint or 1 heaped tsp. dried mint
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and spray mini cupcake tins with cooking spray.
Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix together thoroughly.
Scoop teaspoon size portions into each mini cupcake cavity, filling to about ¾ full.
Bake for 40 minutes or until any little peaks appear golden brown.
Remove the tins from the oven and place mini muffins on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 40 mini muffins.

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

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